revenge on the mogollon rim
Peter Ott is just a cop with spurs who lived while the Pleasant Valley War was raging in Central Arizona. For that reason, Dawn told me to add the book to this site.
BOOK DESCRIPTION:  Young Peter Ott gets entangled with a rancher's wife and is forced to leave home.
He becomes a deputy in Durango, only to be shot during a gunfight, because of his inexperience. He learns the rudiments of becoming a fast gun in Santa Fe from a gunman whose future death he is sworn to avenge.
He becomes a deputy in Globe, chasing down various outlaws throughout Arizona.
An eastern manufacturer pays Ott to avenge the death of his son who was hung along with two other cowboys by vigilantes on the Mogollon Rim. Also, Bull Davis, who owns mining and agricultural interest, pays Ott to avenge the death of one of his ranch foremen. Ott learns who killed the cowboys, but cannot bring them to justice, but he reports most outlaw deaths to the manufacturer as Rim assassins. For each, he gets paid.
As a deputy in Lincoln County, New Mexico, Ott arrests a man named Champion for the bushwhacking of Bull's ranch foreman. He is acquitted by a fearful Lincoln County jury.
Ott tries every strategy to egg Champion into a gunfight. Champion is too clever until Ott tricks him in back in Globe. The final revenge is acted out on the Mogollon Rim.
Some of the Characters:
BAD GUYS: To many to list here, but Pete hunts them down.
CAMILLA: Pete's mistress in  Globe.
CARMAN: Pete's mistress in Western Arizona. She has two children.
CLINT STORM: A foul-mouthed cowpoke.
FRED TUTTLE: Crescent Valley War  participant, owner of hogs and fine horses.
HAROLD BRIDGES: a Texan  wanted for the rape and murder of a Globe woman.
HORACE BENTLEY: Sheriff of Globe.
LEE CHAMPION: Pete's major antagonist from Lincoln County, NM, who fights it out with Pete on the Mogollon Rim.
LIEUTENANT JEFFERSON: Takes credit for Pete's shooting during Apache scuffle.
MARIA: Slim Hartley's mistress in Santa Fe.
MIRANDA: Pete's short-lived bride.
PA: Peter's hardworking father. He looks our for Peter's interest.
ROSY: a child in Crescent Valley who warns Pete of the war between the ranchers and sheep men.
SARAH McFARLANE: Peter commits adultery with Sarah and leaves his father's ranch when George McFarlane comes after him. Sarah has Peter's son but marries another man.
SHERIFF KRAMER: Sheriff of Durango Colorado. Peter serves as his deputy and is shot in the leg because of his carelessness.
SLIM HARTLEY: A gunman in Santa Fe who teaches Peter how to survive a gunfight.
THE MAJOR: Cattleman who puts Pete up at his ranch. A major participant in the Crescent Valley War.